Medicare Programs

Extra Help—a program funded under the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA) of 2008 mandate to provide outreach and application assistance to persons eligible for the federal Low Income Subsidy (LIS) and Medicare Savings Programs (MSP).  These programs help Medicare recipients save money on their prescription drug copayments and their Medicare Part B and D premiums.

Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)counsels Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers and provides unbiased information about Medicare and Medicare services. We also help people recognize and prevent Medicare billing errors and possible fraud and abuse through our NC SMP Program.